UC Davis Health System news http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/rss/{$key} UC Davis Health System news UC Davis Health System news http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/welcome/themes/default/images/logo.gif http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/rss/news UC Davis Health System news Media advisory: Performance shows how singing helps breathing http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11072/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11072 (May 3, 2016) - UC Davis patients with COPD and other chronic lung diseases will perform some of the pieces they’ve learned through singing therapy, a unique and creative approach to improving breathing capacity. Tue, 03 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11072 Karen Finney 2016-05-03T00:00:00Z High school artists honored for encouraging organ and tissue donation http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11065/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11065 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 3, 2016) - Sacramento area high school students were honored Friday with cash awards for their winning entries in the 2nd annual “Donate Life Visual Arts Contest” sponsored by the UC Davis Transplant Center and Sierra Donor Services. Contest participants created posters or videos to encourage their peers to say “yes” to organ and tissue donation when applying for California identification cards or driver’s licenses. Tue, 03 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11065 Karen Finney 2016-05-03T00:00:00Z Autism and cancer share a remarkable number of risk genes in common http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11057/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11057 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 3, 2016) - Autism and cancer share more than 40 risk genes, suggesting that common mechanisms underlying the functions of some of these genes could conceivably be leveraged to develop therapies not just for cancer but for autism as well, an extensive assessment by researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute and Comprehensive Cancer Center has found. Tue, 03 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11057 Phyllis Brown 2016-05-03T00:00:00Z Antibiotics allow gut pathogens to breathe http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11054/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11054 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 2, 2016) - Antibiotics are essential for fighting bacterial infection, but, paradoxically, they can also make the body more prone to infection and diarrhea. Research led by Andreas Bäumler, professor of medical immunology and microbiology at UC Davis Health System, has identified the chain of events that occur within the gut lumen after antibiotic treatment that allow “bad” bugs to flourish. Mon, 02 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11054 Carole Gan 2016-05-02T00:00:00Z Common supplement boosts kidney cancer therapy http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11042/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11042 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 2, 2016) - Researchers at UC Davis have shown that docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), a fatty acid commonly found in fish and fish oil supplements, reduces renal cell carcinoma invasiveness, growth rate, and blood vessel growth when combined with the anti-cancer therapy regorafenib. The study was published in the May issue of the journal Molecular Cancer Therapeutics. Mon, 02 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11042 Dorsey Griffith 2016-05-02T00:00:00Z Targeted hepatitis B virus screening effective in addressing infection, liver disease risk http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11041/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11041 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 2, 2016) - A community-based hepatitis B virus screening effort led by UC Davis researchers found that targeted outreach to Asian American populations can identify groups at high risk for infection and direct them to appropriate follow-up care to help prevent the onset of liver diseases, including cancer. Mon, 02 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11041 Dorsey Griffith 2016-05-02T00:00:00Z Children's Miracle Network at UC Davis launches Costco thank you campaign http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11053/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11053 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 29, 2016) - Starting on May 1, Costco stores throughout Northern California will be selling paper “Miracle Balloons” in exchange for donations to UC Davis Children’s Hospital. It is part of the national Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals campaign, which runs throughout the Miracle Month of May. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11053 Lisa Nguyen 2016-04-29T00:00:00Z Shaikh invited to serve on American Academy of Pediatrics quality improvement steering committee http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11047/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11047 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 28, 2016) - Ulfat Shaikh, professor of pediatrics and director of healthcare quality at UC Davis School of Medicine, accepted the invitation to serve on the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Quality Improvement Innovation Networks (QuIIN) Steering Committee.  Thu, 28 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11047 Caitlin Scordalakis 2016-04-28T00:00:00Z Media advisory: Teen winners of Donate Life Visual Arts Contest to be recognized http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11050/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11050 (April 28, 2016) - Participants in the "2nd Annual Sacramento Regional Donate Life Visual Arts Contest" will share their entries and the winners will be recognized with cash prizes at a ceremony in their honor. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11050 Karen Finney 2016-04-28T00:00:00Z Stem cell research reveals myelin repair capacity http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11005/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11005 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 28, 2016) - In a study published today in Cell Reports, Wenbin Deng and his colleagues present data showing that immature astroglial transplants, derived from human-induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), are highly protective against white matter brain injury — which can occur from lack of oxygen following a stroke or in childbirth — and can improve spatial learning and memory function in mouse models. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11005 Muska Assad 2016-04-28T00:00:00Z Simmons appointed Chief Operating Officer of UC Davis Medical Center http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11043/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11043 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 28, 2016) - Brad Simmons has been appointed as the Chief Operating Officer of UC Davis Medical Center. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11043 David Ong 2016-04-28T00:00:00Z Distance language intervention helps adolescents with disabilities communicate http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10993/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10993 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 27, 2016) - Sean Sawicki, who has fragile X syndrome, can be hard to understand and doesn’t always have the attention span to carry on a sustained conversation. But a novel intervention developed by UC Davis MIND Institute researchers seems to be making a difference. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10993 Dorsey Griffith 2016-04-27T00:00:00Z California Highway Patrol Officer Michael Ericson condition http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10976/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10976 (April 27, 2016) - Wed, 27 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10976 Carole Gan 2016-04-27T00:00:00Z Thirty-two graduate from the newly launched Training Program in Health System Improvement http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11035/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11035 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 27, 2016) - Thirty-two students, trainees, clinicians and staff recently graduated from the UC Davis Health System Training Program in Health System Improvement last month. The program is designed to develop and support change agents at the frontlines of our health care system, focusing on key concepts in implementing, evaluating and sustaining quality improvement (QI) initiatives. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11035 Caitlin Scordalakis 2016-04-27T00:00:00Z UC Davis Medical Center earns 'A' grade for patient safety for 6th time in a row http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11037/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11037 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 26, 2016) - The Leapfrog Group, an independent hospital watchdog group that includes some of the country’s largest employers and health-care purchasers, has again awarded UC Davis Medical Center an “A” on its most recent Hospital Safety Score.l Tue, 26 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11037 Karen Finney 2016-04-26T00:00:00Z SU2C awards Albeck Innovative Research Grant http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11026/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11026 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 26, 2016) - UC Davis molecular biologist John Albeck is among 10 recipients chosen to receive a 2016 Innovative Research Grant (IRG) from Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C), a non-profit that supports innovative, high-risk, high-reward projects to accelerate the pace of cancer research and give patients access to new therapies as quickly as possible. Tue, 26 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11026 Dorsey Griffith 2016-04-26T00:00:00Z Weighing the pros and cons of mental-health apps http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11027/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11027 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 26, 2016) - “There’s an app for that.” The phrase is so ubiquitous it’s a meme, and trademarked by Apple Inc. Tue, 26 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11027 Phyllis Brown 2016-04-26T00:00:00Z New study tests stem cells as a treatment for degenerative disc disease http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11032/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11032 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 25, 2016) - As part of a new multicenter clinical trial, UC Davis Health System researchers will test whether a novel stem cell treatment can reduce the pain and mobility issues caused by degenerative disc disease. Mon, 25 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11032 Susan Mar 2016-04-25T00:00:00Z Miss California visits UC Davis Children's Hospital patients http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10861/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10861 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 25, 2016) - Miss California Bree Morse was a welcome sight, when she strolled into the pediatric playroom at UC Davis Children's Hospital last week. With a dazzling smile to rival her crown, Morse lit up the room, as she talked and played with children and signed autographs. Mon, 25 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10861 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2016-04-25T00:00:00Z UC Davis MIND Institute joins SPARK, nation's largest autism research study http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11012/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11012 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 21, 2016) - The UC Davis MIND Institute in Sacramento, Calif. today helped launch SPARK, an online research initiative designed to become the largest autism study ever undertaken in the United States. Sponsored by the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI), SPARK will collect information and DNA for genetic analysis from 50,000 individuals with autism — and their families — to advance our understanding of the causes of this condition and to hasten the discovery of supports and treatments. [español] Thu, 21 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11012 Muska Assad 2016-04-21T00:00:00Z UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center earns new quality certification http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11016/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11016 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 20, 2016) - The UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Division of Hematology/Oncology has been recognized by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI) Certification Program for meeting the nation’s highest quality standards for cancer care. Wed, 20 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11016 Susan Mar 2016-04-20T00:00:00Z UC Davis expands surgical care for lower GI diseases http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10994/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10994 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 20, 2016) - Linda Farkas, a surgeon and expert in hereditary cancers, has joined UC Davis Health System as a professor of surgery and chief of the newly created Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery. Wed, 20 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10994 Susan Mar 2016-04-20T00:00:00Z International Cancer Genome Consortium for Medicine launch announced http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10997/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10997 New Orleans (April 17, 2016) - The International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC) today announced plans to launch of the International Cancer Genome Consortium for Medicine (ICGCmed), a new phase in the consortium’s evolution that will link genomics to clinical information and health. Sun, 17 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10997 Dorsey Griffith 2016-04-17T00:00:00Z UC Davis study identifying Clostridium difficile overdiagnosis recognized among best in the nation http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10996/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10996 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 14, 2016) - Christopher R. Polage, associate professor of pathology and infectious diseases at UC Davis Medical Center, received a Distinguished Clinical Research Award this week from the Clinical Research Forum for his innovative study  that found popular molecular tests over diagnose Clostridium difficile infections by up to 50 percent. Thu, 14 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10996 Carole Gan 2016-04-14T00:00:00Z Use of clot-blocking device should be rare, UC Davis study finds http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10987/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10987 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 13, 2016) - Devices intended to stop potentially deadly blood clots from reaching the lungs can help a small portion of the patients who receive them but can also increase the risk of additional clots, researchers at UC Davis Health System have found. Wed, 13 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10987 Susan Mar 2016-04-13T00:00:00Z Radiation improves survival in older patients with soft tissue sarcomas http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10914/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10914 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 11, 2016) - UC Davis researchers have shown that radiation therapy following surgery benefits older patients more than their younger counterparts, a surprising finding that could change the way some patients are treated for soft tissue sarcomas (STS). Mon, 11 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10914 Dorsey Griffith 2016-04-11T00:00:00Z Behavioral Health Center of Excellence holds seminar on Firearm Violence and Mental Illness http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10969/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10969 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 7, 2016) - Each year in the United States, firearm violence results in approximately 30,000 deaths and 75,000 nonfatal injuries to patients seen in hospital emergency rooms. Garen Wintemute, internationally renowned director of the Violence Prevention Research Program at UC Davis Health System, will discuss “Firearm Violence and Mental Illness.” Thu, 07 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10969 Phyllis Brown 2016-04-07T00:00:00Z UC Davis Health System's weekly farmers market resumes April 21 in Sacramento http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10955/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10955 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 7, 2016) - UC Davis Health System's weekly farmers market returns on April 23, resuming its effort to expand access to fresh, healthy food in the community. Thu, 07 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10955 Susan Mar 2016-04-07T00:00:00Z UC Davis nursing faculty, student research showcased at regional conference http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10953/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10953 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 6, 2016) - More than two dozen UC Davis nursing faculty, researchers and students will present their scholarly work focusing on health care quality, equity and access at the Western Institute of Nursing 49th Annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference in Anaheim, California, today through Saturday. Wed, 06 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10953 Rebecca Badeaux 2016-04-06T00:00:00Z Whites receive more state funding for autism services than other racial/ethnic groups http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10949/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10949 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 4, 2016) - Whites with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in California receive more state funding than Hispanics, African Americans, Asians and others, new research from UC Davis Health System has found. The study also showed that spending on ASD increases dramatically with age. [en español] Mon, 04 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10949 Susan Mar 2016-04-04T00:00:00Z UC Davis Children's Hospital kicks off Credit Union Run SACTOWN with hospital race http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10937/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10937 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 1, 2016) - Children and families at UC Davis Children’s Hospital had a chance to take a break from their daily routines and race around the pediatrics unit today, thanks in part to this year’s Credit Union Run SACTOWN partners. UC Davis Children's Hospital is a proud race sponsor and the chief beneficiary of the Credit Union Run SACTOWN and the Sacramento Running Association.  Fri, 01 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10937 Lisa Nguyen 2016-04-01T00:00:00Z Cancer gene twice as likely to be defective in children with autism http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10944/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10944 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 30, 2016) - A large study by researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute has found that a gene whose role is to suppress cellular damage from environmental stressors is nearly twice as likely to be defective in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and that the deficit is also present in their fathers. Wed, 30 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10944 Phyllis Brown 2016-03-30T00:00:00Z Nationally recognized health leader Harvey V. Fineberg discusses nursing's role in improving quality at UC Davis lecture http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10939/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10939 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 30, 2016) - Harvey V. Fineberg, a nationally recognized leader and authority on issues in public health and former president of the Institute of Medicine, discussed the role of nursing in safety and quality of health care at the annual dean’s lecture series at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. Wed, 30 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10939 Rebecca Badeaux 2016-03-30T00:00:00Z Travis Credit Union funds UC Davis Children's Hospital's diabetes incentive program http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10933/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10933 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 29, 2016) - Monitoring blood glucose levels and giving multiple insulin injections every day are the keys to successfully managing diabetes, but it can be particularly challenging for young people. Thanks to the diabetes incentive program at UC Davis Children’s Hospital, pediatric patients are testing their blood sugar levels and dosing insulin as prescribed by their doctors, and being rewarded. Tue, 29 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10933 Lisa Nguyen 2016-03-29T00:00:00Z UC project led by Maynard to reduce blood clots awarded by CDC http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10926/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10926 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 29, 2016) - A project at all five University of California medical centers, led by Gregory Maynard, Chief Quality Officer for UC Davis Medical Center, is a winner of the 2015 CDC Healthcare-Associated Venous Thromboembolism (HA-VTE) Prevention Challenge. Tue, 29 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10926 David Ong 2016-03-29T00:00:00Z School of Medicine joins national effort to improve prescriber education http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10934/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10934 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 29, 2016) - UC Davis School of Medicine today joined with more than 60 other medical schools in a pledge to require their students to take some form of prescriber education, in line with the newly released Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain, in order to graduate. Tue, 29 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10934 Susan Mar 2016-03-29T00:00:00Z Distracted driving prevention day event scheduled for Friday, April 1 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10929/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10929 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 29, 2016) - April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and UC Davis Health System is holding a distracted driving prevention day event on Friday, April 1. Tue, 29 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10929 Caitlin Scordalakis 2016-03-29T00:00:00Z Vascular brain injury is evident in people in their 40s http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10911/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10911 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 28, 2016) - A large, multicenter study led by the UC Davis School of Medicine for the first time has shown that people as young as their 40s have stiffening of the arteries that is associated with subtle structural damage to the brain that is implicated in cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease later in life. Mon, 28 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10911 Phyllis Brown 2016-03-28T00:00:00Z New target makes end run against therapy-resistant prostate cancer http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10904/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10904 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 28, 2016) - Researchers at UC Davis, in collaboration with the other institutions, have found that suppressing the nuclear receptor protein ROR-γ with small-molecule compounds can reduce androgen receptor (AR) levels in castration-resistant prostate cancer and stop tumor growth. Mon, 28 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10904 Dorsey Griffith 2016-03-28T00:00:00Z Omalu selected to receive U.S. Sports Academy's highest honor http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10923/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10923 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 24, 2016) - Bennet Omalu, a pathologist whose discoveries have led to greater understanding of concussions in sports and better protection against head injury, has been selected for the U.S. Sports Academy’s highest award in sports medicine, the Dr. Ernst Jokl Sports Medicine Award. Thu, 24 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10923 Carole Gan 2016-03-24T00:00:00Z Hispanics with dementia receive antipsychotic medications at twice the rate of non-Hispanics http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10922/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10922 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 24, 2016) - Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to Hispanics with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias at higher rates than non-Hispanic whites, for dementia-related mental-health symptoms such as depression, anxiety and aggression, a UC Davis study conducted using data from a large and diverse population of elderly dementia patients has found. Thu, 24 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10922 Phyllis Brown 2016-03-24T00:00:00Z Cells sensing hostile takeover by pathogens also sound alarm to alert immune system http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10915/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10915 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 23, 2016) - Researchers at UC Davis have discovered an unexpected link between how the immune system sounds an alarm when its cells are taken over by pathogens during an infection and how an inflammatory response is triggered. The finding of this novel link, published in the journal Nature on March 23, is important because it helps researchers understand how a cell senses bacterial or viral infection, and how these pathways are linked to inflammatory diseases, such as inflammatory bowel disease, diabetes and atherosclerosis. Wed, 23 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10915 Carole Gan 2016-03-23T00:00:00Z Heavy, persistent pot use linked to economic and social problems at midlife http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10874/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10874 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 23, 2016) - A research study that followed children from birth up to age 38 has found that people who smoked cannabis four or more days of the week over many years ended up in a lower social class than their parents, with lower-paying, less skilled and less prestigious jobs than those who were not regular cannabis smokers. [en español] Wed, 23 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10874 Susan Mar 2016-03-23T00:00:00Z Hales receives prestigious educator award from the American Psychiatric Association http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10903/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10903 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 23, 2016) - Robert Hales, distinguished professor and chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at UC Davis, has received the 2016 Vestermark Award from the American Psychiatric Association (APA) for his excellence, leadership and creativity in the field of psychiatry education. Wed, 23 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10903 Phyllis Brown 2016-03-23T00:00:00Z Lavjay Butani named a 2016 Distinguished Teaching Award recipient http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10902/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10902 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 22, 2016) - Lavjay Butani, professor and chief of pediatric nephrology at UC Davis Children’s Hospital, is a recipient of the 2016 Distinguished Teaching Award for Graduate and Professional Teaching. Tue, 22 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10902 Caitlin Scordalakis 2016-03-22T00:00:00Z Targeted interview technique could help doctors improve patient outcomes http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10894/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10894 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 21, 2016) - New UC Davis Health System research shows that physicians can quickly and easily use a directed communication approach known as SEE IT (or Self-Efficacy Enhancing Interviewing Techniques) that is designed to boost patient confidence in managing chronic disease symptoms and increase the likelihood that they will make healthy changes that improve outcomes. Mon, 21 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10894 Karen Finney 2016-03-21T00:00:00Z State stem cell agency approves research funding for UC Davis scientists http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10895/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10895 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 21, 2016) - Two new UC Davis research efforts, one aimed at addressing fatal early childhood conditions known as Tay-Sachs and Sandhoff disease, the other designed to develop an immunotherapy that would eradicate solid tumor cancer stem cells and create sustained anti-tumor effects, have been approved for funding by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). Mon, 21 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10895 Susan Mar 2016-03-21T00:00:00Z MacMillan featured in KVIE documentary on palliative and hospice care http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10891/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10891 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 18, 2016) - Jack MacMillan, clinical professor of internal medicine and palliative care physician at UC Davis, is featured in the next episode of ViewFinder, a locally produced documentary series that airs on Sacramento’s public television station: KVIE-Channel 6. Fri, 18 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10891 Karen Finney 2016-03-18T00:00:00Z U.S. News & World Report names UC Davis School of Nursing among nation's top graduate schools http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10865/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10865 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 16, 2016) - U.S. News & World Report names the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis among the nation’s best for master’s-degree nursing programs in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools. Wed, 16 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10865 Rebecca Badeaux 2016-03-16T00:00:00Z School of Medicine again ranked among nation's best http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10875/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10875 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 16, 2016) - Once again, U.S. News & World Report has ranked UC Davis School of Medicine among America's best medical schools for the quality of its educational programs in primary care and research. Wed, 16 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10875 Susan Mar 2016-03-16T00:00:00Z Human stem cells target Huntington's disease http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10872/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10872 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 15, 2016) - In a promising finding for research into Huntington’s disease (HD) — the devastating inherited neurodegenerative disorder — a team of UC Davis investigators has identified for the first time a way to use human mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to deliver the key brain protein growth factor that is dramatically diminished by Huntington’s disease. Tue, 15 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10872 Susan Mar 2016-03-15T00:00:00Z Rite Aid to kick off annual Miracle Balloon campaign to support UC Davis Children's Hospital http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10862/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10862 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 11, 2016) - Rite Aid is kicking off its annual Miracle Balloon campaign by asking customers to support UC Davis Children’s Hospital. From March 13 to April 30, customers can purchase $1 paper Miracle Balloons and receive coupon offers for a variety of products sold at Rite Aid.  Fri, 11 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10862 Lisa Nguyen 2016-03-11T00:00:00Z Bold Vision, Bright Future depicted in murals at the MIND http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10857/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10857 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 11, 2016) - Visitors to the UC Davis MIND Institute’s Massie Family Clinic are now met with a wall of vibrant colors and whimsical designs in ceramic tile, a creation of The Mural Project, which combined the talents of three professional artists and artists with developmental disabilities from the Short Centers. Fri, 11 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10857 Dorsey Griffith 2016-03-11T00:00:00Z Sacramento donor makes $38.5 million gift to UC Davis Health System http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10852/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10852 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 10, 2016) - UC Davis Eye Center and the Center for Vision Sciences. These gifts make Tschannen (pronounced CHAN-nen) the largest individual donor to UC Davis in the university’s 108-year history. Thu, 10 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10852 Carole Gan 2016-03-10T00:00:00Z UC Davis Children's Hospital celebrates Dr. Seuss' birthday and Read Across America Day http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10843/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10843 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 9, 2016) - UC Davis Children’s hospital pediatric patients celebrated Dr. Seuss’ 112th birthday with green eggs and ham, Dr. Seuss stories, birthday cake and a special appearance by The Cat in the Hat. Wed, 09 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10843 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2016-03-09T00:00:00Z UC Davis environmental health researcher receives grant for DDT study http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10835/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10835 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 4, 2016) - UC Davis environmental scientist Michele La Merrill is among five exceptional early-career scientists receiving grants from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) for research on how substances in the environment could harm human health. Fri, 04 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10835 Susan Mar 2016-03-04T00:00:00Z Health System partners with Solano County to provide unique approach to mental health services http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10837/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10837 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 4, 2016) - UC Davis Health System, primarily through its Center for Reducing Health Disparities, has joined forces with Solano County to launch a new initiative to help better address access to and utilization of the county’s mental health services. Fri, 04 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10837 Susan Mar 2016-03-04T00:00:00Z IHOP free pancake day benefits Children's Miracle Network at UC Davis http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10811/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10811 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 3, 2016) - IHOP® guests are invited to enjoy a free short stack of pancakes during National Pancake Day on Tuesday, March 8 and help raise funds for member Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, including UC Davis Children’s Hospital. Thu, 03 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10811 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2016-03-03T00:00:00Z 3-D heart model assists UC Davis Pediatric Heart Center surgeons http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10829/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10829 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 3, 2016) - When UC Davis Pediatric Heart Center surgeons faced a complex patient case in January, they consulted with cardiologists, pediatric intensive care unit physicians, radiologists, and, for the first time, biomedical engineers, who brought a new technology into the picture: three-dimensional printers. This new technology  successfully created a model of a patient’s complex heart anatomy. Thu, 03 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10829 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2016-03-03T00:00:00Z Aguilar-Gaxiola named to the California Health Care Foundation board http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10832/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10832 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 2, 2016) - The California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) has elected Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, professor of internal medicine and founding director of the UC Davis Center for Reducing Health Disparities, to its board of directors. Wed, 02 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10832 Susan Mar 2016-03-02T00:00:00Z